• Jan 4th 2007 at 4:27PM
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Those lucky Australians. Subaru of Australia is offering customers the opportunity to be Cody Crocker for a day (or a season) by piloting their own WRX STi spec.C. That is the Group N, FIA homologated racecar which qualifies for the Production World Rally Championship (PWRC). And although very Imprezive already, the base Impreza WRX STi spec.C is just the beginning. The lucky few who get one of these rally cars can spec it anywhere from wild to race. The Subaru base motorsport package starts at $69,990 and ranges up to the full Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) version at $195,000. Those are Australian dollar figures, in case you're wondering.

More after the jump.

[Source: Subaru Motorsport via The Car Lounge]

Whichever level you choose, you get an FIA homologated multi-point roll cage, as well as race seats and harnesses. Subaru Motorsport has the full rundown of the different packages but basically the entry level package adds fire extinguishers and uses the standard spec.C suspension and engine tuning for entry into the world of rallying on gravel or street. The Tarmac ($87,990), Subaru National Tarmac ($125,990), Turn key (ready to race) Subaru Factory Tarmac ($160,000), Subaru Gravel Rally ($92,990), Subaru National Rally ($128,990), and Subaru PWRC ($195,000) round out the package offerings. These cars can be used by anybody from hobbyists all the way up to people who want to contest WRC or Asia Pacific Championship events. Racing being what it is, replacement parts will also be available through STi retailers. That's quite an upsell for dealers when customers come in looking for an Impreza.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I want one! This is like Gran Turismo for the real world...me likey!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh how I wish Subaru could make the impreza at least somewhat good looking.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank you for detailed article.
      • 8 Years Ago
      so close!!! im only $195,000 short to getting it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now THAT is cool!
      • 8 Years Ago
      That puts the Impreza's price range from a measely $18,790 USD
      $152,802 USD.

      Would you pay $153k for a Subaru?
      • 8 Years Ago
      #7 Supercujo, I have $3285 USD in my bank account. can you spot me?
      • 8 Years Ago
      John: US$153K for a full rally prepped Group N rally car is a damn good price.

      It costs a lot of money to build a rally car and to prep it ready for racing. Subaru Australia has made it easier for people to get into the sport.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I would like to get my hand on the $195K version WRC Subaru race car and somehow make it street legal :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      nice toy for the super duper rich, or pro racer drivers.... I doubt that the rest of us would let a car that costs over $150K play in mud, so if we would somehow come to own it it would spend its life in a bubble inside a heated garage...
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